In Uganda one in four children won’t reach their 15th birthday. And half the country’s population is under 15. On average, Uganda has one doctor for every 10,000 people. That number worsens in rural areas like the Kamuli District. There a quarter of all deliveries result in stillbirths, and the infant mortality rate is twice the national average. Poor access to quality health care is the underlying cause of such death.
Ten years ago Uganda Orphans Fund built a primary school for orphans in the Kamuli District. Now we’re launching a maternal and children’s medical clinic there. No other health facility in the district is targeted at mothers and children. We will support the public health infrastructure already in place by serving as experts on pediatric and antenatal care.
Our mission is to grow Ugandan children into responsible adults who can positively influence their country. But they cannot do that without surviving childhood. We include maternal care because when a mother dies, it’s not just the death of one person. It can be the destruction of an entire family.
We need your help to build this medical clinic. Give now to support healthy mothers and children in rural Uganda.
One Time Donation:
Uganda Orphans Fund is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization (EIN 02-0656591). All donations are tax deductible.
You may mail a check, if you prefer: Checks should made payable to “Uganda Orphans Fund.”
Uganda Orphans Fund
P.O. Box 11722
Bozeman, MT 59719, USA
Please include a note designating your gift for the medical clinic.